With the bruising battle over the charter schools amendment in the state’s rear-view mirror, educators and politicians are focusing on what they believe comes next.
Many educators fear the future will include more demonizing of and less funding for traditional public schools. They also worry that the amendment’s passage will mean more charter schools and the hiring of more non-certified teachers to work in them.
The politicians and others who backed the amendment see a back-to-the-future opportunity as it re-establishes a commission to consider charter school applications. They say the commission will spur local school boards to be more thoughtful about charter school applications and open the door to establishing more charter schools.